Section (2) inotify_init
inotify_init, inotify_init1 — initialize an inotify instance
For an overview of the inotify API, see inotify(7).
inotify_init() initializes a
new inotify instance and returns a file descriptor associated
with a new inotify event queue.
flags is 0,
inotify_init1() is the
following values can be bitwise ORed in
flags to obtain different
Set the close-on-exec (
FD_CLOEXEC) flag on the new file descriptor. See the description of the
O_CLOEXECflag in open(2) for reasons why this may be useful.
On success, these system calls return a new file
descriptor. On error, −1 is returned, and
errno is set to indicate the error.
inotify_init1()) An invalid value was specified in
The user limit on the total number of inotify instances has been reached.
The per-process limit on the number of open file descriptors has been reached.
The system-wide limit on the total number of open files has been reached.
Insufficient kernel memory is available.
appeared in Linux 2.6.13; library support was added to glibc
in version 2.4.
was added in Linux 2.6.27; library support was added to glibc
in version 2.9.
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